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'Angela Black': 5 things to know about Spectrum's psychological thriller series

The show sees a woman named Angela getting to know some dirty secrets about her husband that will change her life forever
Joanne Froggatt as Angela, Michiel Huisman as Olivier and Samuel Adewunmi as Ed in 'Angela Black' (Spectrum)
Joanne Froggatt as Angela, Michiel Huisman as Olivier and Samuel Adewunmi as Ed in 'Angela Black' (Spectrum)

Psychological thrillers have always been one of the most intriguing sub-genres of Hollywood and it comes as a no shock that Hollywood has been relying quite heavily on it in recent years. With Netflix and other production houses trying to come out with more such ventures, Spectrum has also decided to join the bandwagon and treat its viewers with a mind-boggling psychological thriller.

Titled ‘Angela Black’, the series revolves around a woman named Angela (Joanne Froggatt) who is enjoying her perfect life in a mansion, along with her husband. But under the surface, things are not as they seem to be as misunderstandings arise between Angela and her husband. However, things change when she meets a stranger who tells her some terrifying secrets about her husband. Even though she loves him, she is forced to believe the stranger as things start to become ominous between her and her husband.


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‘Angela Black’ is the latest addition in the sub-genre of psychological thriller that already consists of projects such as ‘You’, ‘Mindhunter’, and ‘Gone Girl’ that have been really successful for their respective production houses.

Will ‘Angela Black’ will be able to create the same kind of impact as well? We’ll find out when the show finally airs on Spectrum.

Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Angela Black’.

Joanne Froggatt as Angela in 'Angela Black' (Spectrum)

When does ‘Angela Black’ release and where can you watch it

Originally, the series is a co-production between Spectrum Originals and Britain’s ITV. All episodes have already been aired in the UK last year and the show is now ready to be launched in the US as well. The upcoming series will be premiering exclusively on Monday, February 7. According to Futon Critic, the show will be airing at 3:01 am EST.
Viewers can download the Spectrum TV app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store to enjoy their favorite shows. It is also available on Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, and Google Chromecast.

What is ‘Angela Black’ all about?

The official synopsis reads, “Angela’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working volunteer shifts at a dog shelter, two beautiful sons and a charming, hard-working husband – Olivier. However, beneath this facade of charmed domesticity, Angela is a victim of domestic violence. Olivier is controlling and brutal, but Angela loves him and he’s the father of her children. She covers her bruises with make-up and fabricates lies to explain away her missing teeth. Until, one day, Angela is approached by Ed – a Private Investigator - and he smashes her already strained domestic life to pieces. Ed reveals Olivier’s deepest secrets to Angela, and she is faced with horrifying truths about her husband and his betrayals being forced to take matters into her own hands.”

Who stars in the upcoming psychological thriller?

Joanne Froggatt will be seen playing the titular character and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Michiel Huisman would be portraying Olivier Meyer.

Joanne Froggatt

The outstanding British actress made her Television debut with the 1996 series ‘The Bill’. She received her first major acting role on TV in 1997 with ‘Coronation Street’ and garnered a lot of praise. However, her moment of glory came in 2010 when she was cast as Anna Bates on ‘Downton Abbey’. Joanne garnered worldwide recognition with that role and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2014.


She was also nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys for her role.

Other actors to feature on the show include Samuel Adewunmi (Ed Harrison), Clement Stokes (Sam Meyer), Seth Stokes (Max Meyer), Pippa Nixon (PC Chappelhow), and Zora Bishop (Nasrin). 


The series has been created and penned by the dynamic duo of Harry Williams and Jack Williams.

Harry, Jack, Joanne, Sarah Hammond, Natasha Romaniuk, and Craig Viveiros serve as executive producers on the show.


The ominous trailer sees Angela’s life turning upside down when she gets to know about some dirty secrets about her husband. She has been a victim of domestic abuse, but now, she has decided to break free from his clutches and get to the bottom of those secrets. You can watch the trailer here.